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. the president is using the bully pulpit and appeal to the american people and pushing to extend the bush era tax cuts but those making $250,000. a year. democrats want high tax rates for the wealthy. the president stressed the urgency of the situation in the radio address. >> if congress does nothing. every family will see the income taxes go up in the beginning of next year. a family of four will see income taxes rise $2200. we can't let that happen. our families can't afford it and neither can our economy. >> but republicans say the president should quit his campaign mode and come home and take care of business. the latest round of political maneuvering involves pressure from democrats to schedule a vote on the senate plan to extend middle class cuts. but republicans say let's see spending cuts first. >> we need to hear they are willing to make spending cuts now. not promises in the future . the tidal waves comingalt us is social security and medicare and of course, the new health care law of the presidents which is unaffordable and unworkable. >> nancy peel peel calling on speaker boehner to
holidays. >> thank you for joining us. have a great day, everybody. >> an nra showdown. they stand firm saying it would be crazy not to put armed guards in every school. some lawmakers accuse the nra from shooting from the hip. a christmas homecoming. after months being chained to a bed a veteran marine is coming home for the we will hear from his relieved mother. and a holiday forecast. triple-a predicts 93 million americans are making their way over the river and through the woods. we have your travel and weather forecast. all of that and do you remember the peanuts cartoon happiness is a warm puppy? we will have warm puppies in our studio. hopefully they are house-trained. "america's news headquarters" live from the nation's capital starts now. >>> early this week the national rifle association broke its silence on the tragedy at sandy hook. i think the best way to prevent a future masacre is to put armed guards in schools. this morning the nra showed no signs of backing down from that idea. peter doosey is here with the story. >> that's right, doug. the national rifle associati
christmas carol" god bless us every one. good night. >> sean: thank you for being with us. merry christmas and happy new years to you and yours. and have a grererererere >> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it is saturday, december 22nd. i'm alisyn camerota. he fought to protect our country. john hammar spent the last several months in a mexican cell jand to it a bed. >> job has been rotting in that cell since august. >> that retired marine is now safely back on american soil just in time for christmas. we have the new video into our newsroom we will show you. >> and with no deal in place to prevent the looming fiscal cliff, president obama says goodbye dc. aloha, hawaii. >> smart move. >> good call. good swap. is it really time to cool off and drink some eggnog? cool off in hawaii? or is it grudge time? [ laughter ] warm up wheel of fortune may be a misforeign. i would like to solve. >> seven swans aswimming. >> military woman uses it all because she forgot to pronounce the g instead of swimmen it's swimming. >> that is ridiculous. >> send us emails and tweets on that one. >> it's have a va
injured after a car bomb tar getted a u.s. base. a minibus exploded at the gate of camp chapman. it was also the target of a suicide bombing that killed seven cia contractors and a jordanian in 2009 when a double agent, loyal to extremists, blew himself up. >>> syria's military police chief has defected. recording a video that aired on arab tv network, announcing he is defecting because the syrian army is no locker acting in the spec interest of the people. the decision follows two brutal attacks on hungry civilians standing in bread lines and comes at a time when rebel forces are said to be making gains over government troops over control of major cities. >>> andruw jones, free on bone this morning after being arrested outside atlanta on christmas on a battery charge. the gwinnett county detention center tells us there was a domestic dispute with his wife. the center fielder won ten straight gold gloves with the braves. played with the new york yankies last year and recently signed with a team in january pan. >>> shinzo abe has been elected prime minister. he held the same posi
into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it came right over us. >> it blew the roofs off of homes, and on this christmas day, not even a house of worship was safe. the front wall was torn off. >> look at that tornado. >> across much of the south, many spent christmas in the dark as twisters came through. >>> tornado winds in mississippi damaged homes, and two men were killed from falling trees. >> it's a mess. >> as a funnel cloud came from mobile joe michael love shot this video from his home. >> what was that? >> that's transformers. >> i'm at my son's high school it's pretty destroyed. all of the portable classrooms are gone. >> reporter: and no serious injuries reported here but it is daylight and crews are now back out assessing the situation. >> thank you, the rough weather is affecting travel across the country. more than 500 flights were cancels onled on christmas day. tiffany wilson is in oxford ohio. the snow started falling around 5:00 this morning, you see the blows have just gone through, we have a couple inches of snow blizzard like condit
. that is all the time we have left. thank you for being with us. we'll see you back here monday night. good morning, it's saturday, december 1st. i'm juliet huddy in for alisyn camerota. we are one month away from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama says is he ready to act. >> there are no shortage of pens in the white house. and i carry one around for an emergency just in case. >> here is the thing, will congress sign on the president's budget proposal all about more taxes and spending some folks say? >> and frosty and santa are front and center. why is one school in florida hiding baby jesus in the closet? the war on christmas is back, clayton. it's back. >> say it ain't so, joe. first the twinkie, now bazooka joe, juliet. >> no, no, no. >> after 60 years, say good by to bazooka joe. >> nobody will miss that horrible gum. >> it's amazing. >> how could you say it's bad? >> it can good gum. debating the merits of the gum. "fox & friends" in for juliet huddy. the gum that used to come in the tops cards. remember how terrible that stuff was. >> once you get past the stale
to some useful resources on our website. we hope it can be of some help today in the wake of this devastating tragedy. we move now to tonight's discussion. and joining me on the panel are aarti kohli, senior fellow at uc berkeley's warren institute on war and social policy. paul rogers, environmental writer with the "san jose mercury news." stephen sock, investigative reporter with nbc bay area. and from los angeles, david lazarus, columnist with "the l.a. times." aurti, let's start with you. uc berkeley announced a new scholarship program for undocumented students. why did the university feel it was necessary to support these students? >> well, yes it's very excites news. $1 million from the foundation. and the university really feels strong obligation to these students because they're one of the most vulnerable set of students that we have. the average family income for these students is $24,000 a year. they're not eligible for federal financial aid. they're not eligible for pell grants. and so they've overcome great odds just to get to berkeley and we want to keep them
negotiations. all of us will have to get out of our company's films to make that happen. i am willing to do that and am hopeful that enough members of congress in both parties are willing to do that as well. we can solve these problems. but where the clock is really ticking right now, is on middle- class taxes. at the end of the year, middle class taxes that are currently in place are set to expire. middle-class tax cuts are set to expire. there are two things that can happen. if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically the up on january 1. every from -- every family will see their taxes go up on january 1. i assume that does not sound too good to you. that is like dell lump of coal you would get for christmas. a typical middle class family of four would see their income taxes go up by about $2,200. that's for a typical family. it would be more for some folks. that's money a lot of families just can't afford to lose. that's less money to buy gas, less money to buy groceries. in some cases, it means tougher choices between paying the rent and s
refused to renew their special use permit to operate the company inside the park. the suit claims the government's environmental impact review violated federal rules and failed to provide enough public notice. park service staff claim the oyster company endangers the wild nature of point reyes national seashore. >>> the strange saga of john mca fee continues today with word he is in guatemala seeking asylum. the anti-virus software founder posted a message on his blog today saying he escaped from belize. he says he is meeting with guatemalan officials today and if all goes well he'll do a press conference tomorrow. authorities in belize want to talk to him as a pen of interest in the murder of his neighbor. he claims he's innocent. >>> sonoma county firefighters are work to be determine the cause of a fire that left a house a total loss. crews from twelve agencies raced to stadler lane outside petaluma about 3:30 a.m. the house of engulfed in flames. firefighters say no one lived there. the yard was covered with things such as twelve vehicles, a boat and even a camper. >>> contra
later, we will discuss the recent increase in u.s. manufacturing. we will also take your calls, e- mails and tweets. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning, it's wednesday, december 19, 2012. the white house has thrown its support behind several gun- control measures on tuesday in the wake of the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut. a state department inquiry into the september 11 terror attack in benghazi, libya, criticized the agency harshly for inadequate security that -- but specificrecommend signi individuals. and we begin today in on the details of john boehner's plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. we want to hear from you. how optimistic are you that a compromise can still be reached before the end of the year? give us a call -- and you can get up with us on all your social media web sites on facebook and twitter, or e- mail us. a very good morning to you. i want to take you to the lead story in today's washington post. that was today's washington post. here's the headlines from "politico" today. i want to take you to speaker john boehner's comments on the state
of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see en
bill in over 60 years and most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the 1836 patent act. the lay lee-smith a.i.a. re-establishes the united states patent system as a global standard. over the past year the patent office has worked diligently to implement the provisions of the act to ensure the bill realizes its full potential to promote innovation and create jobs. the bill that we consider today includes several technical corrections and improvements that ensure that the implementation of the bill can proceed efficiently and effectively. the bill is supported by all sectors of our economy from across the united states, including manufacturers, university, technology, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies and innovators. i have also received letters in support from the coalition for 21st century patent reform which represents manufacturers, pharmaceutical, technology, defense companies, and universities. the innovation alliance which represents high-tech companies and license sure, and the b.s.a., the software alliance which represents a range of high technology and software compa
fired at least 30 round magazines and investigators say he used a long weapon likely a semi automatic rifle. >> i've been at this for a third of a century. and it's my sensibilities may not be the average man. but this is probably the worst i have seen. >> they do not belief the victims suffered for an extended amount of time. >> out of tragedy comes hope and comfort. people have gone to newtown to pay their respects and offer solace. john sue sockeye is there this morning. john. >> reporter: the emotions here in sandy hook connecticut are still incredibly raw. one family came here to this memorial to bring a jack in the box for jack pinto. another woman we met is a second grade teacher at a nearby school and she was particularly moved by a card left by a child at that memorial. >> to all my friends my name is tryst ten. i'm six years old from ps1-15 queens new york. i feel very sad about everything. i don't understand why somebody would do this to little kids like us. i'll miss you all love tristen. >> there is a boy named jack on the victim's list we don't know him personally but he
with us here on a saturday night. we do begin here, with yet another holiday storm. the one-two punch this year, and tonight, on a weekend when so many are still traveling, a challenge out there. here's the radar at this hour. rain and snow. tonight, it's moving through the ohio valley right into the northeast, from washington up through philly, new york and boston. this is just one of the many scenes on american highways tonight. this is i-83 outside of harrisburg. where several cars collided in the snow. several people were taken to the the hospital. already this evening the flight cancellations are growing, more than 450 and counting. at this hour, triggering a ripple effect as people travel for new year's. so, we begin tonight with abc meteorologist ginger zee. ginger, good evening. >> good evening, david. blustery here. more snow just west of us. 2 or 6 inches of snow, that's on top where they already saw record numbers this week. as millions of us return from family gatherings, or take off for new festivities, another snowstorm is thwarting our trek. in king of prussia, they wer
require police to be notified when someone buys 500 or more rounds of ammunition. used for assault weapons. >> so we cannot only track those people that are buying ammunition, but frequency of purchase, as you can stockpile that ammunition. >> the mayor says he will reach out to other mayors to convince them to adopt similar legislation. >> and california senator announced she will support or introduce a ban, bill, also in january. and the mayor of san francisco says he will support that, too. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> let's talk about gun violence on the bay now. an innocent victim has become the 124th homicide victim. the 47-year-old shot and killed last night, walking home from a store near her home on international boulevard. police tell us that she was caught up in the cross fire of two shooters and not their intended target. she was the mother of two, and grandmother of four. >> i never hurt nobody or did nothing to nobody. or anything like this to happen to her. she was a good person. >> this affected a lot of people. you know? not just her children, but children in the commu
in really well with the use of social media. it really does bother me to this day when people say i don't really get twitter. it is people sharing photos of their breakfast and talking about really inane stuff. how can it possibly be useful? i counseled musicians for a dozen years and a few days ago, i announced that i was canceling an entire season of shows that went on sale, thousands of tickets purchased that will have to be refunded or postponed because of my best friend is in treatment for cancer and i want to stay with him. by sending an e-mail to my fan a best friend is in treatment. i do not send a press release. and what was fascinating was i woke up and the news had not been announced. the first saw were people had not heard the information from me. the voices sound like teenagers. someone was quitting my dad is disappointed. there is a handful of these. thousands of people came to me with lerone stories about having had cancer themselves. kirtland changing experience. outpouring of law only understanding when compassion but these people bring their personal stories on his fac
gave himself near absolute power. >>> a former u.s. marine who spent four months in a mexican prison is free today. jon hammer was locked up in august on weapons charges. his family says he was physically abused in custody, threatened, chained to a bed and never saw a judge. u.s. lawmakers and diplomats got involved on ma'am hammer's behalf and convinced mexican authorities to release him. [ bells tolling ] >> america is pausing to remember the newtown shooting victims. church bells rang out friday exactly one week after the tragedy. flags remained at half staff. many websites even went dark. people all over the country observed a moment of silence for the 20 children and 6 educators. today there is a walk for peace in newtown, and three more children will be laid to rest. ana grace marquez-green, who lost to count and sing. josephine grace gay, who celebrated her 7th birthday. and emilie alice parker. lots of backlash for the nra for their statement friday. gabby and i are extremely disappointed by the nra's defiant suppose. they could have chosen to be a voice for the own members w
the dream of homeownership. this is from drake cinders -- what land use restrictions would you approve of? guest: a buy support local homeowners imposing their own -- i would support local homeowners' imposing their own restrictions. this is how it works in houston, which has no zoning. half of the residential neighborhoods have restrictions. if you live in a neighborhood without restrictions, you are allowed to petition neighbors, and if 75% agree, you can write covenants and restrictions for your neighborhood. if the developer says we think your neighborhood would be more valuable if we changed it, and we will pay you to change, you can vote to do that. that happens all the time. you get an evolutionary system that responds to demand, rather than government winds and fads. >> your thoughts about the federal housing administration, where nearly for 80 years, they have maintained a stable housing market, helping lower and middle-income families enter the housing market through government assistance. guest: that is true in places without wind use restrictions, the when you have something l
flooding downstream and ever since that work has been done this happens to us at least once or twice a year. >> not far away this morning heavy downpour turned this creek one that was barely back three days ago that a fast moving father way. overflow the bank near office complex on north mcdowell boulevard. >> about 4 and a half feet from yesterday. yesterday we were seeing ground grass and puddles whereas the ground was saturated. if you can believe the prediction of the rain that we are supposed to get, this will flood. >>reporter: those who haven't had the water encroach on them yet are doing what they can to make sure it doesn't. next round of heavy rain line up off the coast. rob works for rerefrigeration company on north petaluma boulevard sits in a low spot near the petaluma river. the property hasn't flooded in years. but there's concern. it might if the forecast for this weekend holds true. >> well they are saying it's to be 7 foot high in the river, river right back behind us hear and about eight years ago the river overflowed at 7 and a half feet so we don't want, if it'
. will that shield them from prosecution? >> probably. there is a technical violation. using a listening device and broadcasting that tape. maybe a fine. i don't think there will be serious prosecution here because it would be very tough to link the actual death to the prank. now you can link it as a moral matter. but as a legal matter, there needs to be a level of foreseeab foreseeablety. >> you have to look at it separately. look at the prank. the question comes, was the prank a legal violation? putting it entirely separate from the death? you can ask the question, was the prank a violation? the answer is, i'm sure they'll be able to find a technical one. same thing would happen here, by the way. if something like this happened here, everyone would look for licensing. >>> let's get the rest of the morning's headlines from josh. >> we begin with the fiery plane crash that appears to have taken the life of jen nirks rivera. invest garrets are trying to figure out why the plane vanished from radar moments after taking off. overnight, mexican television aired these grainy images, believed to be t
of us. mostly cloudy skies have off set the cooling and breezy in the hills. the offshore wind will help to drive the temperatures above average for the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. we have wet weather coming back. what i expect for today and we will have more in just a moment. >>> pg&e is working to restore power to hundreds in the south bay. it is in sunnyvale. we are live there with the dramatic car crash that caused it. christian? >> reporter: dramatic car crash and scene. you can see the top of the power pole down, in someone's backyard. if you look to the left, pg&e is on scene here. not a lot of work to try to repair the line and get it off the ground. they have to bring in a utility pole repair truck. initially, this pole down affected 1600 numbers. we are here it is down to 250 customers in the immediate area. it started after three this morning when a minivan crashed into a utility pole. it came down dragging cable. and telephone lines. the driver was able to walk away from the accident. it as potentially dangerous scene with live wires draped down on the road. >>> a nei
. the guy in the back. >> is today the ambassador to syria reiterated the fear that if the u.s. provides weapons to the syrian opposition they will wind up in the hands of extremists. i was wondering if you could speak about what the new coalition is specifically doing to build a closer relationship with the three syrian army and various militias fighting on the ground. it seems more likely the syrian opposition will receive assistance if the new coalition can show they are in away unified with the people doing the fighting. >> thank you. >> the u.s. position has been repeated many times that we will not give assistance, it may go to the wrong hands. if the u.s. stays in its position, they are getting the money from some groups in the gulf countries or in other areas. you can play a role in the transition rather than waiting until the transition is done. the lack of support, we see the increasing influence of t. this is the fear we have. this is a shared concern of the international community. we do not need the nature of the syrian people -- committed to the international community and
they noticed a fire in a storage unit. here is video earlier and they allow us to get a little closer. there is not a lot of damage but these are just items of the fire department brought out the was doused with water. while there were fighting the fire they notice a body was inside the storage unit. they stated that they're not sure if this person actually lives at this apartment complex. the body had burns to the body and they're not sure whether not this is the reason a person died. it will be of to the corner to do the autopsy. they're still investigating whether not this person was a resident. >> they're not sure if someone was fully clothed in just enter the storage unit. they're not sure if it is a man or a woman. they are waiting for people to wake up so that they could talk to possible witnesses. if they stated they are not thinking that this was a suspicious fire. >> a lockdown at san jose city college has been lifted after officers spent several hours searching the campus for a reported gunmen. the campus was locked down kron 430 yesterday afternoon after school officials r
appreciate it very much. join us on wednesday. happy holidays. "squawk on the street" starts right now. >> can't wait to see what jason got us here. welcome to "squawk on the street" on this final trading day before christmas. i'm carl, with melissa lee, david faber at the nyse. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq closing at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. the futures, a little bit of weakness here which we'll talk about in a minute, after it comes after a pretty bad day on friday. the european markets closed for the christmas eve holidays. london, paris, spain have each completed shortened sessions in light of the christmas holiday as well. the friday sell-off, only five trading days are left in the year. is the market getting used to the idea that a fiscal cliff solution will not happen before year end? >> only a few hours remain to finish your christmas shopping. but some words of caution for toymakers. are tablets and apps ruining the season as kids get more accustomed to technology? >> microsoft windows 8 gets more bad press today, as "the new york times" said it is not leading to a bo
the day and into the evening but it appears the worst of it is definitely behind us. for "cbs this morning," i'm nalina shop row. >>> all right, meteorologist jeff giardelli in miami, what are the biggest problems right now? >> it's still snowing herself nil parts of upstate new york and vermont and new hampshire and berkshires of massachusetts. heaviest snowfall fell last night, 18 inches of snow to the south of rochester. the storm is moving east very gradually. it will be snowing the remaybe der of remainder of today in vermont, 6 to 12 inches of snow boston to new york city it's rain and there's bound to be flight delays during the day today. >> jeff what is the weekend outlook? >> well believe it or not we have another storm system building, take a look at it tomorrow morning in texas, rain will start to fall also in louisiana, that will take a similar track but further south than the last one eventually on saturday it moves into washington, d.c. philadelphia and new york city right now it's a tough call as to how much snow is going to fall but w
a high number of distracted drivers using their phones. >> the wet weather is impacting holiday travel at airports. we just got off the phone with the airport and the duty manager said there is no significant delays right now but high winds are expected to delay arriving flights later this morning. yesterday some passengers saw delays of as much as two hours. more than a hundred flights were canceled. >> we are taking off and landing about 180-degrees different than how we normally do and that adds to the delay. >> if you need to head to the airport today give yourself extra time. two million people are expected to pass through sfo during this holiday travel season. >>> the san jose airport is expected to be packed with holiday travelers, the travel is up 3% compared to last year. there are no significant delays this morning to report at either of the san jose or oakland airport. >> the second stole woke me up around two and it's slipping into the south i noticed. >> and i think it woke up a lot of people. noisy. the wind. >> thunder. >> lightning, heavy rain at times. hard to es
restrictions and signs of a possible shift in public attitudes, about access to the weapons like the rifle used in connecticut, the national rifle association instead called for putting more armed security officers in the nation's schools. the. >> the onlying that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the nra's wayne la pierre says children in most schools are defenseless because the schools proclaim to be places without guns. >> they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> reporter: he took no questions from reporters but was interrupted by protesters. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: la pierre tried to anticipate criticism tham having more guns is not the answer. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it is used to protect the president of our country? or our police? but bad when it is used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: gun control advocates say the nra's idea won't be effective. they note would armed security officers could not stop the columbine shooting in 1999.
, but like a bird, really beautiful. i used to say, mom, why didn't you try to get a career as a singer? no, she said she was too shy. she couldn't do it. and i'm basically shy too, but that makes the difference. how do you succeed if you don't try? >> how did you feel when your mother died? did you feel that you had reconciled things with her? >> basically, yeah. little -- a short time before she died, i remember going to her house -- and she had alzheimer's. she didn't recognize me really. but i started to sing her a melody of something she had sung when she was younger, and that she remembered, and it just shoeds y shows you the power of music, doesn't it? >> what was it you sang? do you remember? >> it was something that she made a record of when i was 13 and she took me, but it was really because she made the records, and i was able to make a record when i was 13. >> do you think she was proud of you? >> you know what it was? i used to say, ma, how come you never told me i love you? you never said those words or really hugged me. she said, i didn't want you to get a swelled head. she s
, senator mcconnell, later today. that shows us kind of where things stand. i wanted to break this down simply because there's so much that complicates the story. let's look really quickly at a graphic of the basics, what's happening right now. here's where we stand with the fiscal cliff. first of all, who's doing the negotiating? ice the top two senators, senator reid for the democrats, senator mcconnell for the republican, and it is their staff who are working out details right now. what are they talking about? mainly trying to find a way to avoid those tax hikes for most americans. that could also include an extension of unemployment benefits. what is unclear is whether other things such as budget cuts eliminating that sequester that's coming up or other things will be in that deal. when will all of this happen? the soon they could vote is tomorrow, but leadership tells us that they are just hoping to get the outlines of a deal to their members tomorrow so a vote also possible monday. that's when senator reid has said he wants the vote to hap n happen. again, just to be clear, we do
. >> the weather isn't exactly helping us. >> it's a high impact storm on the west coast, butted flooing rain and a lot of snow. >> the storm in california could bring a white christmas to parts of arkansas and oklahoma. >> will santa be able to make his deliveries this year? >> oh, absolutely. rudolph is set. >> hundreds marched on the brooklyn bridge to call on congress to do something about gun violence. >> meanwhile, the nra is refusing to back down from its call for armed officers in our nation's schools. >> is it crazy to call for putting police in our school to protect our children then call me crazy. >> another insider attack in afghanistan. an american civilian adviser was killed by an afghan policewoman. >> calls for a solution for the fiscal cliff are being put on the back burner until after christmas. >> i apologize about my voice. this may be divine intervention because we didn't deal with the fiscal cliff. >> a senator from idaho is apologizing for his dui arrest. police stopped republican mike crapo in alexandria, virginia. >> after 80 years in print, "newswe
. we'll take a hard line here and make you come to us. i think the white house is now looking for a response from the hill. if you don't like this, what's your offer. >> okay, so meredith based on what he's saying and speculating about this there may be two ways to look at it. you've got the president who just wants to use this as a starting point for negotiations, despite david saying we want the republicans to come to them. or the president feels he has an election mandate and he's operating from a position of strength. do you know which one it is? >> i actually don't think those things are mutually exclusive, lakers lak alex. he ran as he did in 2008 on raising those top rates on taxes on income over $250,000. so i think this first offer was his way of saying this is the position i'd like to start from. and then the republicans are going to have to show that they're going to be able to meet him in a way that makes sense in order to get a deal before the end of the year. >> david, in your latest article you write "any political negotiation involves a good deal of bluster, pa
will be relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us unsettled weather across portions of the gulf coast. late tonight, the houston area, we'll see thunderstorms popping up, spreading eastward throughout your christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, torrential downpours, the threat for tornadoes. so a very destructive storm system on this saturday. the highest threat for tornadoes we are looking at around new orleans, mobile, right along interstate 10 and the western panhandle of florida. so definitely be on alert throughout christmas tuesday. we're looking for good snow across portions of the plain. >>> here's the rest of your christmas eve forecast. last-minute shoppers in boston and chicago could see some light snow. early showers and clearing out in l.a. >> blast of arctic air hits the upper midwest. fargo barely makes it above zero. seattle and portland in the mid 40s. >>> now we turn to the gun control debate. hundreds marched on the brooklyn bridge here in new york last night to call on congress to do som
. kron 4's justine waldman was in court and tells us what happened. return to index of stories... >> reporter: for her first court apperance. 23-year old gina eunice wore an orange issued jump suit. >> i know my rights >> reporter: the last time we saw her on camera. was when police put cuffs on her for a deadly dui accident on the twin peaks look out. police say eunice ran over 56-year old yuee yao. killing her. and then took off. her attorney says the charges don't match her clients character. >> sot pam herzig never been in trouble before and a quarter short of graduating from college, there are things family going through that prob has a lot to do with the full picture of how everything happened the way that it did. >> reporter: while she did not elaborate on those circumstances, the attorney did add that eunce is studying to become a police officer. the judge set her bail at 2- million dollars. if she posts it. she must wear a scram device - which makes sure she does not drink alcohol and is not allowed to drive. her family and friends offered no comment. the victims son t
, you can show that proof by using your smart phone or tablet. >> i have not heard of that but that would be great. then i don't have to worry about its condition in my car or whatever. i would love to be able to do that, have the picture of my insurance and be able to show that instead. >> reporter: another new law involving control phones makes it legal to send and receive texts with hands free device that are powered by voice operated software. here is another new law, if you are driving a car with a clean air vehicle sticker you will be allowed to use toll lanes like the ones on 680 and 237. >> set up for people to buy them, that's good. >> reporter: here is an interesting law. self driving cars will be allowed on public roads as long as a licensed driver is in the driver's seat. that law was written by a google co founder who touted the car saying it would help transportation issues. there is also support for them saying eventually they could help people with disabilities and people who are to drunk to drive. later, we will tell you about several more driving
love people enough so that the people will understand that all of us together make it happen. if we are separated and isolated we can't make it together. >> reporter: before the crack of dawn volunteers worked to prepare almost five thousand meals. today more than 650 people signed up to help. organizers say volunteer spots fill up in hours. getting help beyond the holidays is the concern. >> there is still homeless to serve and poor people and to remember it's just throughout the year. a lost times we can use volunteers in march or in june. we don't -- people aren't coming regularly then. >> reporter: now they will serve up meals until 2:00 today. you can see asu football players are also here helping out the team is in town for the craft hunger bowl and they have decided to stop by on this christmas day and spread a little cheer. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> thank you. >> thousands of home bound seniors and people with illnesses here in san francisco not forgotten today on christmas. salvation army volunteers got up early and prepared more than 4,000 traditional
that impacted us with moisture moving slow to the south. we have a another system just on the heels of this one. to the north, it is bracing towards your weekend. and we are already dealing with delays at visibility with j. r. stone. and also the weekend rainfall. details, coming up. >> pam: and our team starts tonight with kron 4's j-r stone. where the bad weather is hitting. during one of the busiest travel days of the year. j-r, we hear it's a big mess for southwest fliers in particular. >>reporter: you have got that correct there are delays all across the board. however, when it comes to south west it is a complete mess. this is video from the last one hour. you see how long the line is just to get to the ticket counter. many of these people are waiting just to check their bags! i talked to people that with between three and four in a half hours just to check their bags. with a flight delays, and 90 flights have been cancelled all day. at one point, the are riding the ladies were 3.5 hours. the average delay time is 60 minutes-90 minutes. passengers-. >> i waited for poured five hours and b
,000 households interviewed in the first half of 2012. >> off just over half used wireless phones for nearly all fall cause. >> that is less than a 2 percent increase compared to the same time last year. what a small increase? pepper while you're before adopting wireless calls, old folks to hang on to their land lines. >> only a quarter of those ages 45 to 64 were totally wireless. the number drops to a tent for those above age 64. >> the rest of the study can be found on cdc's website. >> a new research study reveals that more americans are reading e books than paper books. >> the survey found a percentage of americans age 16 and older reading e books and grew 7% this year. >> readers of paper books, on the other hand, dropped 5% this year in overall before reading books of any kind fell 3% this year. more people are holding e books, wise or tablas or any kind. increasing 15% to a third of the american public. >> ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, s
aboard. shift number two for you. you're here with us all week. >> all week long. paula faris is on assignment. that's why i'm filling in today. >> check paula out on "good morning america." >>> coming up today, hear who's adding their voices to the gun control debate. our top story and you're going to see who is also sending a little christmas comfort to the children of newtown, connecticut. they're facing so many hardships of their own. >> it does not feel like christmas at all in that town. so whatever comforts that town right now. also this morning, a rather dire prediction about the fiscal cliff and what might happen when lawmakers return later this week. it's a pocketbook issue for all of us. >> some people are expecting to maybe go right over that cliff. >> more likely than a couple days ago. >>> and later this half hour, the christmas edition of our insomniac play list. your favorites performed with an updated beat. putting a new spin on some of the old christmas classics. >> good to see ceelo hanging out with the muppets there. >>> topping our news right now, the nra
there. have been several big downpours in the past few hours and mark joining us now to tell us what is happening now and what we can expect later today > >> the heaviest rain on live storm tracker 2. there is the live sweep showing you the current rainfall pattern and scatter around parts of the north bay. we will continue to show you this. just out toward san leandro. approaching san ramone, a few scattered rain showers, not to major for this part of the bay area. we will move the maps down closer to santa cruz, increasing rain closer to santa cruz and the south bay. you will seat yellows and reds flaring up. leafier rain, sunnyvale. all the areas, the yellows indicate the increase in the rainfall rates, also shifting the maps here, close in on fremont around stevenson boulevard and cherry street. especially the darker shades of green. they link up with heavier rain. with the downpours still a big part of the forecast for this morning, impact the roadways, we are out live in the field, we will have updates coming up. >> people in east palo alto continue to watch a levee that floo
love to have this, i would love to have that. ♪ it's a hard knock life for us it's a hard knock like for us ♪ >> reporter: this year you can buy a walk-on role to the broadway hit "annie." or this -- a real-life jet pack. at a price of roughly $100,000, it will take you 30 feet in the hair at 30 miles an hour. this can guy do twists, turns, barrel rolls and dive bombs. when i tried it, i inched along at five feet above the water. there's a $100,000 hen house. this looks like the french poodle of hens. here the 1% of the poultry world can cluck around in a coup fitted with a living room, modeled on the palace of versailles. is something like this wasted on chickens? is there any evidence they're going to lay better eggs in this environment? >> no, but you'll be encouraged and inspired. >> reporter: fancy chickens do lay colored eggs, green and red. i tried one. it's really good. really good. i would definitely pay $100,000 for that egg. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> give it some gas, dan. >> the jet pack looks cool. the hen house, come on, now. every day. that looks like a
at a brief break- in and around the area but most of us seeing scattered showers, off to the east bay, danville, we shift to the south just a little bit. san jose dry, morgan hill in and out a few scattered showers, in the city, san francisco getting wet along the coastline. for today we are breezy, cloudy conditions, soggy conditions, but we will start to see a bit of a break-in to the afternoon. advisories in place already in the third of storms coming our way. i will show you the timeline and bring you details coming up. >> it has been a wild week of weather. we are not done yet. want to give you a live look outside. interstate 80, rain water on the roadway. two hands onto wheel. we will see scattered showers throughout the bay area before the next powerful punch flows through. yesterday's heavy wind and rain cause power outages. >>> most of the bay area will be under a flash flood watch through the weekend, a break-in the weather has helped water levels drop on the street in the north bay. some areas did flood and we could see it happen again tomorrow. the river rose with in a f
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